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Spy Reaper Pro

by Julie Splinters - - | Type: Corrupt Anti-Spyware

Spy Reaper Pro uses false positives. We have tested the program on absolutely clean computer that was never infected with spyware parasites, trojans, viruses or any other malicious threats. However, the application found the infection – Alexa Toolbar. This “pest” was never installed to our test system. Moreover, it is not even a spyware parasite. Further analysis revealed that the registry entry associated with Alexa Toolbar (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ModuleUsage) was absolutely harmless and required by installed software to work properly. See a screenshot provided below.

Spy Reaper Pro uses ineffective malware detection engine. System scan performed on a regular modern computer storing hundreds of gigabytes of data does not take more than one minute. The program does not actually scan existing files, registry keys or processes for spyware tracks, but tries to find only those malicious objects, which are listed in its small spyware definitions database. Such scan technique results in false positives and inability to find numerous variants of known parasites.

The program implements a real-time protection, which also suffers from false positives. On one of our test machines Spy Reaper pro identified the running servudaemon.exe file as a malicious program. This executable is not actually a parasite, but a vital component of Serv-U FTP software. Later, Spy Reaper Pro terminated servudaemon.exe without asking for user permission. See other screenshots.

Spy Reaper Pro is the same program as Ad-Purge Spyware Remover, theSpywareShield, SpyShield and Privacy Crusader. All these rogue products use the same spyware definitions database, produce very similar scan results and have almost identical user interfaces. Furthermore, all of them consist of terribly similar components.

The official web site is www.spyreaper.com.

We DO NOT recommend purchasing this product. Using Spy Reaper Pro may damage installed legitimate software.

Spy Reaper Pro download: not recommended

Spy Reaper Pro was carefully tested by 2-spyware.com research center. The review is the result of our test. If you know additional information about Spy Reaper Pro please send us the note
Advice: If your computer seems sluggish, or you are suffering from unwanted advertisements and redirects to unknown websites, we highly recommend you to scan it with reputable anti-spyware program. Do some FREE scan tests and check the system for unwanted applications that might be responsible for these problems.
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Compatible with Microsoft Windows Compatible with OS X
What to do if failed?
If you failed to remove infection using Reimage, submit a question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
Reimage is a recommended tool to scan your system for possible threats and crappy software. The trial version of the product will find harmful applications in your system. Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not. If you need to remove malware, you have to purchase the licensed version of Reimage malware removal tool.
More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.
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Julie Splinters - Malware removal specialist

Julie Splinters is the News Editor of 2-spyware. Her bachelor was English Philology.

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